Small Miracles

From the clip:

“We are in Arahama area. Looks like there is a dog. There is a dog. He looks tired and dirty. He must have been caught in the tsunami. He looks very dirty.

He has a collar. He must be someone’s pet. He has a silver collar. He is shaking. He seems very afraid.

Oh, there is another dog. I wonder if he is dead.


Right there. There is another dog right next to the one sitting down. He is not moving. I wonder. I wonder if he is alright.

The dog is protecting him.

Yes. He is protecting the dog. That is why he did not want us to approach them. He was trying to keep us at bay.

I can’t watch this. This is a very difficult to watch.

Oh. Look. He is moving. He is alive. I am so happy to see that he is alive.

Yes! Yes! He is alive.

He looks to be weakened. We need to them to be rescued soon. We really want them rescued soon.

Oh good. He’s getting up. ”

“It is amazing how they survived the tremendous earthquake and tsunami. It’s just amazing that they survived through this all.”

“This (clip) is what it (was) like (before) we could find the dogs at the actual disaster area. The white (one) has gotten weak but the brown one was not allowing to get closer. (By the time) the TV crew …shot this, we have already got these dog. But it {took} two hours to take them to the closest shelter. The guys who had done that had the bigger plastic cage on the back of the bike. Having such weight on the back is risky for going the way with no road…Both dogs brought to Mito, Ibaraki. One is staying at the vet clinic and the brown and white one is at the shelter.”

Update from Kenn Sakurai, via Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue and Support.
Clip translation by Toshiyuki Kitamura.


2 responses to “Small Miracles

  1. Pingback: Japanese Dog Owner Earthquake/Tsunami Relief Challenge | The Misanthropic Shiba

  2. I’m so thankful to hear about something going right when so much is going wrong. Thank you….thank you to the reporters and the rescuers who took the time to rescue these two fur babies. My prayers are with all the Japanese people and all other living beings in that country. My heart breaks for all of you and you are in our prayers daily, throughout the day, when we wake and before we go to bed. We want so much to help you. We are in awe of your compassion to one another when so much devastation surrounds you. May God be with you and may His mercies and miracles abound.

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